Sieve together the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add some buttermilk (enough to make a soft, not sticky dough). Use a metal spoon to mix quickly and lightly. Turn onto a lightly floured board and shape into a round. Cut into 4 farls and either bake in a hot oven. Suggested temp is 450Â°F, depending on size of farls for about 30min. Bear in mind this is for a more old fashioned oven. I find our modern ovens require a slightly lower temp and shorter times. Wrap in a tea towel when it comes out of the oven for a softer soda bread.
Taken from my Mum's old cook book; Talking about Cakes" by Margaret Bates.
- 1 pound flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
- buttermilk (to mix)
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